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Free Prostate Cancer Awareness testing at Droitwich Fire Station

Droitwich Editorial 18th May, 2018

A PROSTATE awareness event, featuring free testing, will be held at Droitwich Fire Station, Friar Street, from 9.30am to 1pm tomorrow, writes Mia Batley.

It has been organised by Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) and the PSA indication tests will be for men aged 45 and over.

The Worcestershire Prostate Awareness Group is supported by Dr David Baxstersmith, a retired Urological Surgeon, who works with charities nationwide to increase prostate awareness and offer free PSA blood tests.

Chief Fire Officer Nathan Travis said the service was keen to support the scheme because it resonated with its ‘saving lives’ vision.

Prostate cancer is now the most common cancer to affect men in the United Kingdom, with 48,000 new cases diagnosed each year. If diagnosed early, prostate cancer can be treated and cured.

At the earliest stage there are no symptoms, and by the time symptoms do arise the disease can be incurable.

Currently the only indicator of an early curable prostate cancer is the PSA blood test.

Appointments need to be booked by calling 07522 504300.

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